Thursday, April 5, 2007

Friday beautiful science

This week's beautiful shot is another video, taken from the Hinode solar probe. They say it best:

"It's enough to make you leap out of your seat: A magnetic vortex almost as big as Earth races across your computer screen, twisting, turning, finally erupting in a powerful solar flare. Japan's Hinode spacecraft recorded just such a blast on Jan. 12, 2007."
You can see it for yourself with false color added on the NASA website.


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